news·​group ˈnüz-ˌgrüp How to pronounce newsgroup (audio)
: an electronic message board on the Internet that is devoted to a particular topic

Examples of newsgroup in a Sentence

I posted a message to a gardening newsgroup.
Recent Examples on the Web With modern technology, the birding community is well connected today, often sharing sightings of rare birds via text, group email or newsgroups. Ernie Cowan, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 Mar. 2024 For certain newsgroups, the job is not about reporting the news, no matter how uncomfortable. Becket Adams, National Review, 17 Dec. 2023 What came back was an FAQ from a newsgroup called Georg Szalai, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Aug. 2023 And some of them will survive if they're very well maintained and the community has a definite long-view purpose, like a list serve or a newsgroup that is still going. Wired Staff, WIRED, 10 Nov. 2022 The planned acquisition echoed the takeover of the newsgroup Network18 Media and Investments Ltd., by Reliance Industries, India’s largest conglomerate, in May 2014, the month that the BJP won national elections in a landslide. Tripti Lahiri, WSJ, 24 Aug. 2022 Michael Bloomberg, a former presidential candidate, New York City mayor, and best known for creating the Bloomberg investment terminal and newsgroup, is the chairman of TCFD. Kenneth Rapoza, Forbes, 1 Aug. 2022 In 1998, Michael Hoffman, also a Naval Academy mathematician, expanded the problem in a different direction after coming across an example of the exterior problem through an online newsgroup. Quanta Magazine, 9 Dec. 2020 That has nothing on the newsgroup flame wars of yore. Tim Fernholz, Quartz, 15 Oct. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1983, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of newsgroup was in 1983

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“Newsgroup.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 16 Jun. 2024.

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news·​group -ˌgrüp How to pronounce newsgroup (audio)
: an electronic bulletin board on the Internet

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